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Trainings & Workshops

The Career Center team will navigate and advise you on which workshops or trainings match your qualifications and career goals. Please contact us for your career advancement.

Career Suite

This two-day-training at GFZ is especially designed for early stage postdocs who want to advance their academic portfolio and scientific career.

Identify your unique selling point | Make smart career plans | Understand people, motivate and lead them | Deal with conflicts

Geo Postdoc Session (GPS)

These regular one-hour sessions include short expert presentations and time for questions and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere in Café Freundlich.

Benefit from the first-hand experiences of internal experts and develop concrete ideas for your career development.

Career Center Flex Fund

The Career Center actively supports the career development of GFZ postdocs by a personal navigation and flexible funding of training offers.

The Flex Fund gives you an opportunity to prepare yourself for the next career step by a specific training course or workshop.

Career Retreat

After many years as an advanced scientist with a temporary contract at GFZ, it can be very useful to clarify one´s own competencies and future career prospects.

Change the perspective, develop new professional freedoms and ideas and benefit from the exchange with peers.

Helmholtz Mentoring Program

The program Helmholtz Advance - A Year for Your Career addresses postdocs approaching a potential turning point in their professional careers.

It combines qualification workshops, a mentoring tandem and coaching over a period of one year.

Helmholtz Leadership Training

Participants of the Helmholtz Leadership Academy learn to work strategically, to organise structures and processes efficiently and to lead teams successfully.

For postdocs focussing a scientific career, the programs Leading your group and Leading with impact are highly relevant.